Directors and Committee.
The Drink Cabinet (Director)
Andy has always maintained a passion for hospitality. In his early years, he worked in his uncle’s bars and clubs on the west coast of Scotland, and by twenty was successfully running two bars in his hometown of Greenock. Moving on through several positions in the UK’s top bars - alongside hosting regular TV spots with BBC and STV - he went on to found Scotland's first bar consultancy company, Liquid Assets. Liquid Assets specialised in high profile event bars, winning numerous awards within the trade. Andy progressed to global brand positions at Maxxium and Bacardi, before starting The Drink Cabinet with his partner Lauren in 2014. He continues to influence and shape the drinks trade today, as a long-term contributor to The Herald and of course, as one of the 100 directors.
Kained Holdings (Managing Director)
Graham has lived and breathed the drinks trade all his life, beginning his career very young in Ireland working in his family bars. His career took off with roles in Allied Domecq, Diageo and New world wine producers before returning to his first love, working behind the stick - launching his first bar Lebowskis in a little known area of Glasgow in 2007. Now, as MD and founder of The Kained Group, he has worked tirelessly to create one of Scotland's most admired and awarded bar and restaurant groups, and is one of the main driving forces behind the rise of Glasgow's now famous Finnieston area. Alongside co-founding the 100 Scots, he sits on several influential boards and committees, tasked with progressing the industry as a whole and is focussed on protecting the interests of the trade and the people in it. His creativity and passions are centred around the development and progression of our industry through innovation and collaboration, and believes Scotland is deservedly an emerging world leader in hospitality. His goal is to help make it ‘the’ world leader and wants our voice, personalities and talent showcased to the world.
The Bon Vivant, The Devil's Advocate, The Bon Vivant's Companion and El Cartel (Managing Director)
Hub International (CEO)
Stephanie has spent the last 20 years working in the Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Industry in the UK and internationally. Having spent the last 10 of those years working in senior management roles specifically within hospitality training, education and recruitment with a strong focus on improving socioeconomic status of those in poverty, poor health or with limited access to education which ultimately affects our society as a whole. Stephanie has experience in running many licensed operations, including the award-winning Tennent’s Training Academy & Visitor Centre which has delivered training and employment services to over 30,000 people in less than 6 years and also has her own Bar & Restaurant, fully ran by young, disadvantaged or unemployed people from the local community.
Big Red Teapot Edinburgh (Managing Director)
Living and studying in Edinburgh, Colin has worked in the drinks industry since the age of 18. After a number of years in the family business, he decided to join Montpelier’s in 1997. Colin worked between various venues with Montpelier’s, before opening his first Big Red Teapot venue in 2008 with his business partner Martin Luney. In July 2008, they opened Hamilton’s in Stockbridge and launched their events business Big Red Events. Shortly after, Colin and Martin opened Treacle on Broughton Street in April 2009. “Opening 2 successful venues in such a short period led us to winning an award ‘Entrepreneur of the year 2009’ at the SLTN awards”. Colin and Martin spent a few years focusing on the workings of the business and developing the business model for venue no3, The Blackbird which opened in September 2012, and then in October 2016 came The Voyage of Buck.
Big Red Teapot Edinburgh (Managing Director)
The Good Spirits Co. (Shop Manager)
Graeme is currently the Shop Manager within The Good Spirits Co. in Glasgow, an independently owned specialist alcohol retailer. He has a varied background in the industry, having spent time bartending in Australia and Scotland in places such as The Blysthwood Square Hotel, as well as being a Brand Ambassador in the past. He will shortly be undertaking a new role as UK and Europe Sales Executive for Morrison & Mackay, a Whisky Merchant and Liqueur Compounder based in Perthshire. He has taken an active role in bartender training programmes, and has an overriding passion for improving employee conditions in the industry
The Good Spirits Co. (Co-Owner)
Managing Director role in family owned Buzzworks Holdings
Kenny is the Managing Director role in the family owned Buzzworks Holdings based in Ayrshire which he runs and owns with brother Colin and sister Alison. Buzzworks has 10 venues mainly operating in the premium casual dining sector. The business has 9 venues in Ayrshire and 1 in East Renfrewshire with further growth planned outside Ayrshire. Kenny has 30 years experience in the hospitality / licenced trade (he started young) and now has key responsibilities for finance, sales and marketing and people development. He has been instrumental in the organisational development of the company readying it for the growth ahead. He is passionate about making Scottish Hospitality a viable and rewarding career for young people.
Training & Consulting Ltd
Six years ago Janet setup Janet Hood Training and Consulting Ltd., a niche business dealing exclusively with licensing - from alcohol to zoos. Janet’s expertise lie in advising the licensed trade directly on matters including applications, reviews, training, compliance and due diligence, and appears at Licensing Boards across Scotland. As well as being Chair of The 100 Scots Committee, Janet sits on several influential committees, including the Law Society of Scotland Law Reform Licensing Sub Group and Accreditation Panel, and the National Trade Forum (a new initiative feeding directly into Police Scotland’s Liquor & Civic Licensing Policy Unit). In addition to this, Janet regularly gives evidence to the Scottish Government on licensing matters. Well known on the licensing education circuit, Janet is extremely passionate about helping people improve their public speaking, job application and interview techniques.